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Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt

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During the dynastic period (3000 BC - 332 BC), as the Greek historian Herodotus was intrigued to observe, Egyptian women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, unrivalled, indeed, by women in Europe until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and even live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Furthermore, women fortunate enough to be members of the royal harem were vastly influential, as were those rare women who rose to rule Egypt as 'female kings'. Joyce Tyldesley draws upon archaeological, historical and ethnographical evidence to piece together a vivid picture of daily life in Egypt - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming, religion - all viewed from a female perspective. She has an engaging eye for incidental detail and draws fascinating parallels and contrasts between the ancient and our modern world.

Synopsis:

An examination of the daily routine of dynastic Egypt from a female viewpoint, using a combination of historical, archaeological and ethnographic evidence to review those aspects of life most relevent to women.

Synopsis:

"This splendidly clear, full and often amusing account of ancient Egypt would surely have met with the approval of Herodotus himself."—Sunday Telegraph.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [294]-296) and index.

About the Author

Joyce Tyldesley, holder of a doctorate from Oxford University, is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics, and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University, England. She is the author of Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh and Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Eygpt.

Table of Contents

Daughters of Isis List of Plates

List of Figures

List of Maps and Chronologies

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Geographical and Historical Background

1. Images of Women

2. Married Bliss

3. Mistress of the House

4. Work and Play

5. Good Grooming

6. The Royal Harem

7. Female Kings

8. Religious Life and Death

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140175967
Author:
Tyldesley, Joyce A.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Tyldesley, Joyce A.
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Egypt Social life and customs To 332 B.C.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Egypt Civilization To 332 B.C.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.07x4.81x.62 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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